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Joan Elizabeth Van Loon


Joan van Loon was born in Melbourne and grew up in the inner city suburb of Hawthorn. She taught English for some years and after marriage and the birth of her three daughters, she began writing. Her children’s picture story books have been published in Australia and overseas. She has also written short stories for adults. Joan works as a librarian at Mentone Girls Grammar, working with children and surrounded by books.